Practical issues of conducting a Q methodology study: Lessons learned from a cross-cultural study

Teresa Elizabeth Stone, Jane Maguire, Sook Jung Kang, Chiyoung Cha

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Abstract

This article advances nursing research by presenting the methodological challenges experienced in conducting a multination Q-methodology study. This article critically analyzes the relevance of the methodology for cross-cultural and nursing research and the challenges that led to specific responses by the investigators. The use of focus groups with key stakeholders supplemented the Q-analysis results. The authors discuss practical issues and shared innovative approaches and provide best-practice suggestions on the use of this flexible methodology. Q methodology has the versatility to explore complexities of contemporary nursing practice and cross-cultural health research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-299
Number of pages9
JournalAdvances in Nursing Science
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Cross-cultural comparison
  • Evaluation
  • Health beliefs
  • Illness and disease
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Q methodology
  • Research

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